Originally Posted by outsidein
I read that states that have mandatory helmet laws have a significantly lower rate of motorcycle theft. Hard to ride off on a stolen bike when you did not bring along a helmet and not having one will get you pulled over by the first cop car that passes you.
Sounds reasonable. The dumbsh*t who was apprehended on my bike is probably not the one who stole it. I doubt if he would have been smart enough to figure out that part.
One valuable thing I did learn about the KLR theft was this: In the initial police report the VIN was incorrect, one character off. I made sure on a followup call by the local police that the correct VIN was on record. I'm convinced that had I not insisted on that correction the bike would never have made it home since they would not have known they found MY bike.